Graham Manly has been elected president of the HVCA for 2009/10.

Manly began his career in building services engineering with J Jeffreys, where he became a senior design engineer.

In 1972, he joined mechanical services contractor A G Manly & Co, was appointed contracts director in 1977 and managing director in 1982.

The company was acquired by Gratte Brothers Ltd in 2000, and Manly is currently business development manager, with special responsibility for technical innovation.

He is a chartered engineer, a fellow of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and a member of the Institute of Refrigeration.

Graham Manly served as chairman of the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) in 1991/93 and as president of CIBSE in 2004/05.

He has been an HVCA-nominated director of SummitSkills, sector skills council for building services engineering, since its formation in 2003.

Within HVCA, he has been a member of the Technical Committee –of which he was chairman for ten years – since 1973, and served on the Council of the Association from 1986 to 1995.

Manly became president elect of the HVCA in July 2008. He succeeded to the presidency of the association at its annual general meeting on 23 July 2009.